Saturday, August 7, 2010

One of Many: My Art Quilt at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

This is me and my quilts "Twilight Descends" at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon on July 10, 2010.

They had over 1300 quilts and hung them all in 1.5 hours.

One thing that might have made the hanging task easier was that they don't use hanging sleeves, they use clothespins. I appreciated that because when I shipped my quilt to them, I didn't have to worry about shipping the hanging rod. So that makes the above quilt "Every Quilt MUST Have a Sleeve" by Karen Flamme even more humorous.

For you non-quilters, the sleeve is a piece of fabric on the back of a quilt that allows you to put a hanging rod through the back and hang it on a wall without any of the hanging hardware showing. In the above quilt she shows a pattern and a sleeve like you'd put on a shirt or a dress. And for those of you who don't know me well, I have NO idea how I'd make a sleeve for a shirt or a dress.
One of the things I noticed was that some of the quilts were grouped by color or theme. I especially love the colors of the quilt on the right, with a little appliqued flower on the bottom left corner.

Other quilts were arranged by the quilt block used. It was really neat to see how different some quilts can look even though the quilter used the same quilt block. Here's part of the Log Cabin section.

This quilt was really impressive. I didn't get an actual measurement, but I think the individual blocks were about 3" x 3", and they seemed to be mostly applique.

To see more photos of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, visit my travel blog Pack Up the Car.


FabricFascination said...

What a great show FQS, I love that it is outdoors.

Dawn said...

Beautiful pictures ~ and it's so neat that you had quilts in this show! Some day I will get there :)